Martin Kippenberger, Ohne Titel (aus der Serie Lieber Maler, male mir), 1981, Acryl auf Leinwand, 200 x 300 cm; Private Collection © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln.
Untitled, 1998, oil paint on canvas, 64 x 62 inches.
Collection of Donald L. Bryant, Jr. Family Trust, St. Louis, Missouri.
Ross presents paintings and drawings that play with scale, biomorphic forms, and the synthesis of abstraction and representation. His works are layered with multiple references to organic and biological forms, science and nature…
Ross’s process begins with his creation of plasticine models that suggest cellular structures, plants, scientific specimens, and landscapes. These hand-sculpted forms are essentially “blobs” of clay with crevasses and protrusions that have been shaped into various morphing forms and convey a variety of associations while at the same time remain abstract. Ross photographs the finished forms and then paints and draws from the photographs, which have been cropped and edited, thus further removing the models from their original state.
70 x 167 x 70 cms
A life size waxwork of the Artist as a tramp.
In 1997, London’s Royal Academy of Arts hosted ‘Sensation’, an exhibition of work by young British artists from the collection of Charles Saatchi. This highly publicised exhibition opened with a celebrity filled party and Turk, who was exhibiting, arrived dressed as a homeless person wearing ‘worn-in’ clothes and a pair of specially fabricated ‘shoes’. Turk said ‘I thought everyone else would be dressed up and I didn’t have any party clothes, so I ended up making some’.
Join us tonight from 6 - 8pm, for the opening of GAVIN TURK: L’AMOUR FOU
Image courtesy of gavinturk.com
Richard Artschwager at the Whitney AND the Highline reminds us of the 70s & 80s when Artschwager placed his blips all around NYC. For #throwbackthurs, here’s one of his blips in our hallway.
Image caption: Richard Artschwager’s blips (1976) at MoMA PS1. Photo: Martin Seck.